In association with Wexford County Council
SAFE-HOLD, an exhibition by Christine Mackey, is one outcome of a public art commission under Wexford County Council’s Per Cent for Art – M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP Scheme (2019), whereby a number of sites with pollinator-friendly plants were sown in Gorey. Mackey worked with local communities to actively engage in solutions for habitat loss and transform underutilised sites into aesthetically pleasing and environmentally sustainable safe-holds that serve as pollinating pastures for our bees to inhabit and for native wild-flowers to take hold. In response to the planting of the sites, Mackey developed a body of work drawing from a range of archival, research and material sources.
Christine Mackey, based at Leitrim Sculpture Centre, completed a Fulbright Creative Research Scholarship Award in 2018 pursuing independent research at institutions across the States including Art & Ecology Department, University of New Mexico; Botanic Gardens Steere Herbarium, New York; Native Seed Savers, Arizona; and WormFarm Institute and GUMZ Peppermint Farm, Wisconsin.
VIEW THE EXHIBITION HERE: http://www.wexfordartscentre.ie/safe-hold-viewing-room.html
For further information on the exhibition please contact Catherine Bowe, Curator on +353 (0)53 9123764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org